Athletes have competed with distinction in a range of international
Edwin Flack, Australia's first representative at an Olympic
Games, won two Olympic Championships in 1896.
Decima Norman won an amazing five Gold medals - still a
record - when Australian women were first permitted to compete at the Empire
(Commonwealth) Games in 1938.
When other World Championship events were inaugurated, other
Australians achieved similar successes.
Lyn Jacenko won the Long Jump at the first World Cup of
athletics in 1977, while Robert de Castella took Gold in the Marathon at the
first IAAF World Championships in 1983.
Miles Murphy won over 400m at the inaugural IAAF World Junior
Championships, in 1986, while Jana Pittman and Georgie Clarke both took gold at
the IAAF World Youth Championships, first held in 1999.
AUSTRALIAN SUCCESS AT INTERNATIONAL EVENTS
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